The table below looks at the statistics for F5 BIG-IP LTM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 BIG-IP LTM over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 524 544 557
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +13
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 93 46 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.087% 0.073%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.13% 0.64% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 26 23
Average daily rate
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£425 £388 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £414 £388 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.77% +9.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8244 7164 8815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.41% 13.60% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4569 3904 4038
Average daily rate £363 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 410 686
Average hourly rate £24.18 £22.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.88% +2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +26 90 £421 +8.70% 12
London +16 27 £438 -2.77% 2
West Midlands -3 19 £298 -26.08% 2
South East -8 11 £450 +38.99% 6
Wiltshire - 10 £450 - 1
South West - 10 £450 - 1
City of London +31 7 £513 -10.86% 1
Swindon - 7 £465 - 1
Berkshire +17 2 - - 3
Yorkshire -4 2 £379 -2.19%
Kent - 2 £405 - 2
Maidstone - 2 £405 - 1
Birmingham - 2 £275 - 1
Buckinghamshire +5 1 £450 - 1
York +2 1 £401 +3.35%
North Yorkshire +1 1 £401 +3.35%
Surrey 0 1 £463 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £358 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £450 - 1
Reading - - - - 3
Sheffield - - - -
Bridgend - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 161 (98.77%) F5
2 126 (77.30%) Cisco
3 112 (68.71%) Firewall
4 105 (64.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 82 (50.31%) CheckPoint
6 79 (48.47%) Juniper
7 71 (43.56%) Cisco ASA
8 61 (37.42%) Cisco Certification
9 59 (36.20%) Network Security
10 54 (33.13%) BIG-IP
11 53 (32.52%) Load Balancing
12 51 (31.29%) CCNP
13 50 (30.67%) OSPF
14 49 (30.06%) BGP
15 48 (29.45%) Blue Coat
16 43 (26.38%) DNS
16 43 (26.38%) WAN
17 38 (23.31%) Cisco Nexus
18 36 (22.09%) ITIL
19 35 (21.47%) HP
20 33 (20.25%) LAN
21 28 (17.18%) Cisco IOS
22 27 (16.56%) Security Cleared
22 27 (16.56%) McAfee
23 26 (15.95%) NetScreen
23 26 (15.95%) Citrix
23 26 (15.95%) Network Monitoring
24 25 (15.34%) SSL
24 25 (15.34%) Linux
24 25 (15.34%) Network Management

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5 BIG-IP LTM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (6.13%) IIS
2 8 (4.91%) Apache
3 6 (3.68%) WebLogic
3 6 (3.68%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.84%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.23%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.23%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.23%) nginx
5 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (3.68%) MS Excel
1 6 (3.68%) MS Office
2 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 112 (68.71%) Firewall
2 105 (64.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 71 (43.56%) Cisco ASA
4 59 (36.20%) Network Security
5 54 (33.13%) BIG-IP
6 50 (30.67%) OSPF
7 49 (30.06%) BGP
8 43 (26.38%) DNS
8 43 (26.38%) WAN
9 38 (23.31%) Cisco Nexus
10 33 (20.25%) LAN
11 28 (17.18%) Cisco IOS
12 26 (15.95%) NetScreen
13 25 (15.34%) SSL
14 23 (14.11%) VPN
15 20 (12.27%) DHCP
16 17 (10.43%) Junos
17 16 (9.82%) DMVPN
18 14 (8.59%) Wireless
18 14 (8.59%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (11.66%) Finance
2 7 (4.29%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.07%) Banking
4 4 (2.45%) Games
4 4 (2.45%) Retail
5 3 (1.84%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.23%) Back Office
6 2 (1.23%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.23%) Local Government
6 2 (1.23%) Billing
7 1 (0.61%) Norwegian Language
7 1 (0.61%) Legal
7 1 (0.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (38.04%) Network Engineer
2 41 (25.15%) Consultant
3 28 (17.18%) Network Consultant
4 25 (15.34%) Network Specialist
5 16 (9.82%) Security Specialist
5 16 (9.82%) Security Engineer
6 14 (8.59%) Network Security Specialist
7 13 (7.98%) Network Security Engineer
8 10 (6.13%) Architect
9 8 (4.91%) Security Consultant
9 8 (4.91%) Network Security Consultant
9 8 (4.91%) Senior Network Engineer
10 7 (4.29%) Design Engineer
10 7 (4.29%) Security Architect
10 7 (4.29%) Network Design Engineer
10 7 (4.29%) Monitoring Specialist
11 6 (3.68%) Designer
11 6 (3.68%) Security Designer
12 5 (3.07%) Cisco Engineer
12 5 (3.07%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.20%) CSS
2 8 (4.91%) Middleware
3 4 (2.45%) .NET
4 1 (0.61%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.20%) User Experience
2 13 (7.98%) Fat Client
2 13 (7.98%) Thin Client
3 11 (6.75%) Visualisation
4 8 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.29%) Cryptography
6 4 (2.45%) Online Games
7 2 (1.23%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.23%) CLARiiON
7 2 (1.23%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.23%) PKI
7 2 (1.23%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.61%) SecurID
8 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (15.34%) Linux
2 16 (9.82%) Windows
3 10 (6.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (3.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.07%) UNIX
6 2 (1.23%) MVS
6 2 (1.23%) Debian
6 2 (1.23%) CentOS
6 2 (1.23%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (32.52%) Load Balancing
2 36 (22.09%) ITIL
3 26 (15.95%) Network Monitoring
4 25 (15.34%) Network Management
5 17 (10.43%) Network Design
5 17 (10.43%) Service Management
5 17 (10.43%) E-Commerce
6 16 (9.82%) Network Architecture
7 15 (9.20%) Mentoring
8 14 (8.59%) Migration
9 12 (7.36%) Incident Management
10 9 (5.52%) Identity Management
10 9 (5.52%) Service Delivery
11 8 (4.91%) Change Control
11 8 (4.91%) Change Management
12 7 (4.29%) Time Management
12 7 (4.29%) Analytics
13 6 (3.68%) DevOps
13 6 (3.68%) Line Management
13 6 (3.68%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (8.59%) C
2 6 (3.68%) Perl
3 4 (2.45%) Java
4 2 (1.23%) SQL
4 2 (1.23%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 61 (37.42%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (31.29%) CCNP
3 27 (16.56%) Security Cleared
4 22 (13.50%) CCSE
4 22 (13.50%) SC Cleared
5 21 (12.88%) CCNA
6 8 (4.91%) Degree
7 7 (4.29%) HP ASE
7 7 (4.29%) ACSP
8 3 (1.84%) JNCIS
8 3 (1.84%) CCIE
9 2 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.23%) CISSP
9 2 (1.23%) CCSA
10 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.61%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.13%) QA
2 7 (4.29%) SLA
3 6 (3.68%) JSP 440
System Software
1 17 (10.43%) ProxySG
2 15 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.52%) vSphere
4 6 (3.68%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (3.68%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.84%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (9.20%) OPNET
2 9 (5.52%) WhatsUp Gold
3 7 (4.29%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (2.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (2.45%) OpenView
5 3 (1.84%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.23%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.23%) Cisco IPCC
6 2 (1.23%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (1.23%) Puppet
7 1 (0.61%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.61%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.61%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.61%) RANCID
Vendors
1 161 (98.77%) F5
2 126 (77.30%) Cisco
3 82 (50.31%) CheckPoint
4 79 (48.47%) Juniper
5 48 (29.45%) Blue Coat
6 35 (21.47%) HP
7 27 (16.56%) McAfee
8 26 (15.95%) Citrix
9 19 (11.66%) Nokia
9 19 (11.66%) SolarWinds
10 17 (10.43%) VMware
11 16 (9.82%) BMC
11 16 (9.82%) Fortinet
12 15 (9.20%) Infoblox
13 14 (8.59%) TippingPoint
14 13 (7.98%) Imperva
14 13 (7.98%) Riverbed
15 11 (6.75%) IronPort
16 9 (5.52%) Meraki
17 8 (4.91%) Oracle
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